The Official Leather Artisans Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by KitAkira, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    bump, add me to the list plz <3

    Send me a PM!
     


  2. Tago Mago

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    Bawmp. Sent you a PM mike, hope I'm not too late :O
     


  3. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    Check your e-mail [​IMG]

    Btw, no need to cross-post PMs in this thread; just send me the PM, I do check them.
    Let's keep this thread full of pictures and updates!


    Here's an update on my unofficial contest belt for the Roy x Cone contest, natural vegetable tanned double-horse butt (17.5 oz).

    Been trying to get it ready for NY when the contest will start.
    I've tanned it gently in the sunlight for a couple of days, and have applied 2 layers of horse oil and 1 layer of beeswax on both sides - it has darkened slightly (was white/pink when new), and the classic horsehide grain appearance is popping up:

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    Should be good to go come 00:01 on the 01/01/11.
     


  4. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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  5. whatever123

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    that color is beautiful mike. how much wear do you have on that? six months or so?
     


  6. whatever123

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    Unlucky messenger bag: [​IMG][​IMG] Action shot: [​IMG]
    hey ivan, do you have any evo pics of your messenger bag? i know its only been a few months but i was wondering how its turning out. what leather did he use? im in the process of ordering a chromexcel messenger bag that im really quite excited for.
     


  7. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    Quick heads-up regarding the Unlucky project:
    The process of material selection and belt design is in it's final phase.
    The expression of interest list will be closed this Sunday.
     


  8. that_was_easy

    that_was_easy Senior member

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    Many thanks for continuously bumping this thread, or I may not have seen it. In. PM'd.
     


  9. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    Unlucky project interest-list has now closed! Hopefully I will be able to put up some details, photos and notes about our process by the end of this month [​IMG] P.S. Thank you to all those participating - we'll hopefully get the final little details sorted out and e-mail you the order form soon!
     


  10. uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx

    uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx Senior member

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    So glad I joined the list. This project is looking sick.
     


  11. Crump's Brother

    Crump's Brother Senior member

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    just got my bag in the mail the other day... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] i was supposed to get it before xmas but it got lost in the mail
     


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    Awesome. More elaborate than I like but well done.
     


  13. whatever123

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    holy shit crump that is an awesome design.

    what leather did he use?

    im getting excited to get my chromexcel messenger ... maybe another week!
     


  14. enigma77

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    Holy shit Crump that is amazing. Details dude. Leathers used, more pics if you can!
     


  15. Crump's Brother

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    the design of the bag is based off the saddleback briefecase

    dimensions: about 16&quot;x11.5&quot;x7.5&quot;
    materials: cowhide w/ horsehide accents

    the accent piece w/ the wing tip design kinda came about later in the development of the bag...i initially didn't plan on having that but after the straps and buckles were put on i decided it needed something else

    i came up w/ the shape and idea and asked if he would be able to do the perforations w/ a hole punch and if there would be enough room in the middle for a design...he drew a design, i modified it, and then he finished it off

    the bag is amazing

    i was very patient waiting for it...it was scheduled to arrive 12/23 but got lost somewhere in transit and i just picked it up at the post office on 1/6

    if anyone wants to see more pics just let me know what in particular you want to see and i can snap some photos
     


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